In Wonder Woman, when Diana (Gal Gadot) enters the trenches of World War I, she and Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) assemble a team of soldiers to embark on a quest to defeat Ares the God of War. Both Diana and Steve recruit Sameer (Saïd Taghmaoui), Charlie (Ewen Bremmer) and Chief Napi (Eugene Brave Rock) on their perilous journey.
When we first meet Chief, he and Diana share a fascinating conversation by the campfire. While Diana learns about Chief’s past, they both speak to each other in a Native American language. Interestingly enough, that part of the conversation did not feature subtitles.
This conversation sparked a fan theory online about Chief. Some fans have speculated that the film hints that Chief may be a demi-god just like Diana.
Reporter Beth Elderkin tweeted to Brave Rock, asking him to confirm whether or not Chief is a demi-god. Brave Rock confirmed this theory to her:
Blackfoot culture hero and Demi-god
— Eugene Brave Rock (@genebraverock) June 24, 2017
Unfortunately, Chief’s status as a demi-god was not explored in-depth in Wonder Woman. But perhaps Patty Jenkins and company can further explore that element about his character in the sequel. Hopefully, Brave Rock could reprise his role and we can continue to see him in more adventures with Diana.
Here’s the synopsis for Wonder Woman:
Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, Princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.
Wonder Woman is in theaters now.
7 Things Marvel Can Learn From ‘Wonder Woman’
Ever since 2008, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been shaping the way that Superhero films are being made. While comics were certainly a popular resource to pull from, the MCU has pushed the superhero genre into the mainstream and causing studios to make bigger and bigger movies every single year. This accelerated launch into the superhero genre from nearly every studio has given rise to DC making their mark to have a cinematic universe as well. While the previous DC Extended Universe films have had little critical success, Wonder Woman was released to big box office and high critical reception. This film did a lot of things differently, but found a perfect blend of action, comedy, and hopeful inspiration. It broke ground in representation as well as in superhero film quality. Marvel has made some great films, but there is a lot that they can learn and be taking notes of.
Here are 7 things Marvel can learn from Wonder Woman. There will be some spoilers ahead.
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